Special Report

‘Shining the light’ on pork production

As members of the general public drive through the country, they no doubt wonder what is taking place in those long, white buildings off in the distance.

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA) has found a unique way to “shine the light” on what is happening in those hog finishing barns. 

NPPA has purchased five model finishing barns that are used for educational purposes in schools, and at county fairs and other events.   The model barn is 2½ feet wide by 6 feet long.  The roof opens to give people a look at the layout of the finishing facility.  It even has tiny pigs.

At World Pork Expo, we visited with NPPA’s youth education director Kyla Wize about the model finishing barn project, as well as the NPPA’s youth mentoring program.

AUDIO: Kyla Wize (5:25 MP3)


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